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Description:

A world of modest mineral or agricultural wealth, but rich in raw hydrocarbons, Biham became a haven for industrial magnates who still saw a future in petrochemical fuels. Coal, oil, and natural gas refineries formed the central businesses, around which settlements sprang up, even on the polar continent of Borellas. The runaway mining, drilling, and petrochemical processing rapidly devastated what had proven to be an extremely fragile ecosystem. By the time the planetary government finally stepped in to regulate the industries, the damage was so extreme travelers were urged to stay clear of the planet for health considerations, and all material shipped off-world had to undergo decontamination at special orbital outposts.

Only Yoshimatsu Chemicals, one of the Draconis Combine's greatest chemical corporations, with its track record for rigorous safety procedures and strict clean-air guidelines, met the harsh restrictions suddenly imposed by the planetary government. Yoshimatsu today maintains the most extensive chemical facilities in the system, including processing centers on both moons, and even a space-fuel refinery over Tiberius, the smaller of the Biham system's gas giants.

Apart from Borellas, Biham also has two temperate continents, Hoshina and Quang-tze. Siang, the planetary capital and home to Yoshimatsu Chemical's corporate headquarters - as well as a sprawling plastics and polymers plant - is located on the north shore of Hoshina.

[3025] In a freak accident two years ago, a Yoshimatsu worker fell into a vat of polymers. Since then, there have been endless rumors that his ghost now stalks the corridors of the plant. The rumor has now grown even more elaborate, with the ghost sightings reported in a half-dozen different plants on as many worlds. Although workers cannot leave their jobs over such a baseless fear, employee morale is low in most plants and trouble may be brewing.

System Info:

  • System Name: Biham
  • Coordinates: 72.50, 37.03
  • Star Type: A0VI
  • Position in System: 1
  • Time to Jump Point: 48.59 days
  • Population: 12,438,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Amphibians

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 DC
2750 DC
3025 DC
3030 DC
3040 DC
3052 DC
3057 DC
3062 DC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Draconis Combine
3081-12-31 Republic of the Sphere

System Star Maps:

Factories:

There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Addicks 72.24 0.26 2  
Al Na'ir 60.77 31.56 1  
Albalii 71.72 79.28 2
Ancha 76.15 36.51 1
Ankaa 75.37 -9.39 2
Ashio 74.07 68.07 2
Athenry 17.73 31.30 2
Chichibu 91.28 75.63 2
Cylene 106.93 25.30 2
Deneb Algedi 41.47 26.34 2
Deneb Kaitos 65.20 -13.04 2
Errai 52.68 4.43 2  
Galatia III 91.54 14.87 1
Halstead Station 78.76 44.34 1
Hean 75.37 -14.60 2
Helen 83.98 10.17 1
Kervil 34.43 46.42 2
Kurhah 105.10 57.38 2
Mallory's World 112.40 6.00 2
Mara 122.84 8.87 2
Markab 98.58 23.47 1
Murchison 75.37 20.08 1
Nashira 48.77 35.99 1
Nirasaki 34.69 19.56 2
Ozawa 85.54 2.87 2  
Piedmont 79.02 78.50 2
Pike IV 20.34 39.64 2
Quentin 46.42 12.52 2  
Ronel 96.50 -2.61 2
Sadachbia 83.72 37.56 1
Shinonoi 80.59 54.51 1
Skat 94.15 27.12 1
Small World 52.16 -7.04 2
Styx 26.08 25.82 2
Telos IV 44.34 40.68 1
Towne 69.89 8.08 1
Yance I 70.42 52.16 1

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